Mike Riggs

A Checklist for Reforming the NYPD

How one group is pushing Bill de Blasio to make good on his campaign promises. 

Why Some Communities Police Themselves, While Others Don't

Familiarity and social ties influence our decision to intervene on behalf of others. 

For Once, Here's a Video of a Cop in Action Doing Everything Right

This policeman could teach law enforcers a lesson in how to behave when a bystander is filming.

Real Downtowns Beat Manufactured Ones—Even in Central Florida

A fun Sweet 16-style contest from the Orlando Sentinel.

Why New Yorkers Are Hating on the NYPD's New Interactive Crime Map

The mapping system has some serious shortcomings. 

Texas Architects Will Soon Have to Be Fingerprinted

Is this really necessary?

Cold-Resistant Cockroaches Discovered in New York

Say goodbye to roach-free winters.

Miami's Newest Condo Tower Will Be Home to Nearly 2 Percent of the World's Billionaires

It has three car elevators. 

Bill Bratton Will Head the NYPD. Can He Keep Bill de Blasio's Stop-and-Frisk Promise?

What today's appointment means for the future of crime fighting in New York.

America's 'Murder Capital' Is Having Its Least Deadly Year in Half a Century

Homicides in Chicago are way down.

One Simple Way to Improve How Cops and Prosecutors Do Their Jobs

The power of a questionnaire. 

Denver Residents Will Be Able to Smoke Pot in Their Front Yards or on Their Porches After All

Despite worries about normalization, the city has reversed its position on trying to police legal behavior on private property.

Is Laundered Money Fueling Miami's Condo Boom?

All signs point to yes. 

We've Seen This 'Knockout' Game Hysteria Before, And We'll See It Again

Another social media-fueled trend that wasn't.

This Is What Happens When Neighborhoods Don't Trust the Police

Someone shot at a group of officers in broad daylight in Wilmington, Delaware, and no one will speak up.

A Children's Treasury of Derrick Rose Heartbreak in Chicago

The very public mourning of another lost season. 

The Procrastinator's Guide to Winter Bicycle Commuting

This year, I've told myself, is going to be different. It can be different for you, too.

Mexico Uses Deaf People to Monitor Surveillance Cameras

This clever pilot program has garnered international attention.

The NYPD Shot and Killed 16 People in 2012, the Highest Number in 14 Years

There was also a 200 percent increase in officer suicides.